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    So for a while I’ve been slowly cobbling together my own little battery-powered gaming console(On a budget of less than $100, I’ve used $89 so far), and I’m almost all done; all I have to do now is drill the holes for the rest of the side plates, and then just a few odds and ends.

    Let’s go over what makes it up:

    -4.3″ 16:9 screen which displays 480*272
    -Lithium-ion battery, it says 6000mAh, but I severely doubt that.
    -Raspberry Pi(Obviously) overclocked to 1ghz
    -Dollar store car phone charger for its linear regulator
    -Various other random stuff from the dollar store; the case is made from cutting boards.
    -A PS3 controller

    I also have a desktop environment for those times I can pilfer a mouse/keyboard, it’s always nice to have. Anyways, I think it turned out alright for my first real electronics project and considering I’m a 10th grade student, but any advice or comments on it would be appreciated.

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